UPDATE: Police looking for suspect in three bank robberies

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TEMPE -- The Tempe Police Department and Silent Witness are looking for a suspect who investigators believe is responsible for three bank robberies over the past month.

The latest robbery happened Monday at 11 a.m. at the Wells Fargo branch at 10651 S. 51st St. in Ahwatukee.

The suspect is also linked to robberies at the First Federal Credit Union, 1232 E. Baseline Road, on Dec. 11 and at Heritage Bank, 1333 W. Broadway Road, on Dec. 15.

Police say the suspect passes a demand note and claims to be armed. No weapons have been seen and there have not been any injuries or acts of violence beyond the threats to this point. He is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. A reward is being offered.


TEMPE -- The following is a press release from the Tempe Police Department:

The Tempe Police Department is requesting the public's assistance identifying the individual in the attached photos.It is believe that the individual in the photos is responsible for to two bank robberies that have occurred in Tempe.

The first incident occurred on December 11, 2008 at the First Federal Credit Union located in the 1200 block of east Baseline Road.In this incident, the suspect was described as black male, mid to late 20's, 5'10" to 6'0" tall, short black hair, goatee.The suspect was seen wearing a black knit beanie, black coat, grey dress shirt with matching tie, black pants and black shoes

The second incident occurred on December 15, 2008 at the Heritage Bank located in the 1300 block of west Broadway Road.The suspect was described as a B/m, 5' 7" tall, average build, 30 to mid-thirties in age, goatee; last seen wearing a black knit beanie, black coat, grey dress shirt with matching tie, black pants and black shoes; last seen carrying a large cardboard envelope.

This subject should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached or contacted by citizens.

The Tempe Police Department is asking with anyone with any information on the individual in the provided photographs or the incidents described to call the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311.